Whether you like it or not, Valentine’s Day is a-coming and with all the loveheart paraphernalia dotted around the city we thought we’d give you a top five of some of the better things to do with your February 14th.

1. A taste of the Catalans at Lunya
Though it’s cold outside, you can trick you tastebuds into a holiday with seabass sliders, Edtofado ox cheeks and cauliflower buñuelo fritters at Deansgate’s Lunya Deli. Read our full review here.
Lunya, Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BB, Tel: 0161 413 3317, times vary, www.lunya.co.uk

2. Cheap date at Dulcimer
If money’s tight but you still fancy heading out then head down to Dulcimer Bar in Chorlton for two for one cocktails and a free pizza with every bottle of prosecco. Quid’s in.
Thu 14 Feb, Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 0AE, Tel: 0161 860 6444, www.dulcimer-bar.co.uk

3. Free Vibes at Band on the Wall
Band on the Wall are also offering a cheaper date with their night of ‘Free Vibes’ featuring music from punk three piece The C33s, Mcr based songstress Solis and more. For more free events at Band on the Wall click here.
Thu 14 Feb, Band On The Wall, 25 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ, Tel: 0161 834 1786, www.bandonthewall.org

4. TOY at Yes
If you can’t quite make it on the ‘special night’, take your significant other out on the Friday for what should prove to be one of the gigs of the year so far with TOY coming to Yes for the night. An atmospheric capturing of a state of mind that touches on Post Punk, electronic dissonance, acid folk and Krautrock just screams romance.
Fri 15 Feb, Yes, 38 Charles Street, Manchester. M1 7BD. 7pm, £12/14, www.bandonthewall.org

5. Movie experience at Mayfield Depot
Mayfield Depot present a series of immersive film events with professional dancers showing up for Dirty Dancing and a Beauty and the Beast singalong. There’ll be a live choir and a twinkling snowy forest setting the romantic scene, with cocktails and food stalls serving up treats. Other films on offer over the long weekend include Titanic, Notting Hill and Pretty Woman.
Wed 13 – Sun 17 Feb, Mayfield Depot, Fairfield Street, Manchester, Lancs, M1 2QF. Various times, from £14.99, www.valentinesmovieexperience.com

Wed 13 Feb - Sun 17 Feb
John Stansfield
Published on:
Mon 11 Feb 2019